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Last Airbender Under Fire for 3D Effects

Yesterday, I was ranting about my reservations regarding The Last Airbender. Today, my fears have been confirmed.



First of all, the reviews are now in -- and I'm seeing why it took so long. Rotten Tomatoes is currently ranking The Last Airbender at 5 percent. FIVE PERCENT! That's not out of two reviews, either. Actually, just two out of 42 reviews are favorable at this point.

Assuming reviews are a concern, that would mean this is actually M. Night Shyamalan's worst movie to date. Worse than Lady in the Water. Worse than The Happening. Wow.

Even more discouraging, The Wall Street Journal is saying that the 3D effects are barely negligible. As we mentioned before, the 3D was added after the fact. At least we think it was. Blogger Scott Mendelson said, "The good news is that you'll hardly ever notice that you're watching a 3D conversion. The bad news is that you'll hardly ever notice you're watching The Last Airbender in 3D."

Ouch. I'm going to have to see for myself, of course. Stay tuned!

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July 1, 2010 10:54 AM

I'm not sure the last statement from Scott Mendelson is fair; judging the movie based on the number of obvious 3D effects. Some of the best 3D I've seen has been subtle, offering a little extra depth to enhance realism, but not violating the fourth wall or throwing things at my head. If being in 3D didn't succeed in making the experience better, the only bad thing is the extra cost of the ticket price. Perhaps all these 3D reviewers should see it in both 2D and 3D before making judgments about whether or not it helped or hurt the movie.

July 1, 2010 11:22 AM

I totally agree with that, Matt. However, he wasn't the only one that I've heard say that the effects are bad. I will just have to see for myself!!

July 1, 2010 12:03 PM

Rachel Cericola said: I totally agree with that, Matt. However, he wasn't the only one that I've heard say that the effects are bad. I will just have to see for myself!!
I actually can't wait for your review. If the 3D effects are "bad", meaning done poorly, well then that's one thing. However, if they're just not "whack you over the head" obvious, that something else.

July 1, 2010 12:09 PM

Yeah... I heard people didn't like the 3D for Toy Story 3 because it wasn't in your face. However, I thought the depth was phenomenal. We shall see. The 5% on Rotten Tomatoes doesn't give me high hopes for the storyline though!!

July 2, 2010 11:06 AM

Wow, guess M should really have stopped after "Unbreakable" (which I did think was pretty solid).

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